What Are Advantages of Using GPT over MBR in Windows?

I have been thinking about upgrading my Windows system from 10 to 11. But I need to change the original MBR disk to a GPT disk. I want to know what is the advantages of using the GPT disk. Can someone help me to figure it out? Thanks!

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Roxanne· Answered on Jul 31, 2023

With the development of the Windows system, the demand for converting MBR to GPT increased since GPT can coexist with MBR. Many people are unclear about the difference between MBR and GPT and which is better. They can usually decide which to apply partition style. To help users figure out whether MBR or GPT suits them most, we will compare the two disks as follows:

  • MBR disks can support a maximum of four primary partitions, while GPT disks support up to 128. 
  • GPT disk can support at least 3TB storage space, while MBR disks have a 2 TB size limit, which means you need to use GPT if you have a larger disk. 
  • GPT will be compatible with newer Windows systems, such as Windows 11 and Windows 10/8.1/8 64bit.

It's easy to conclude which is better, GPT vs. MBR, in the new era of the Windows system. However, if you want to change the disk from MBR to GPT without deleting any partitions and data, EaseUS Partition Master will meet your demand perfectly. It has a user-friendly disk conversion tool, which can change partition mode between MBR and GPT.

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Using the below steps of EaseUS Partition Master to convert MBR to GPT:

Step 1. Install EaseUS Partition Master on your computer and open it.

Step 2. Find the "Disk Converter" tool, select "Convert MBR to GPT," and click "Next."

Step 3. Click the MBR disk you want to operate and click "Convert" to start conversion.

The above easy steps can enable the conversion between MBR and GPT. First, reboot your PC to check if the system disk is changed into GPT. A related article below can help you know better about how to switch boot mode after converting MBR to GPT.

More Information: How to Change BIOS Mode from Legacy to UEFI

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